Fancy a four-course meal being served to you in bed, watching acrobats swing from the ceiling or perhaps you’d enjoy a spot of opera during dessert? If you want to give your girls a night to remember, try one of these unusual hen party venues recommended by hen experts Maximise…
Dine in bed at Supperclub
The granddaddy of lavish dining experiences is the Supperclub in Notting Hill, but don’t wear your PJs. Although the club describes the atmosphere as informal, guests include a string of hot A-listers and it’s requested that you’re ‘dressed to impress or to distress’.
Indulge in the theatre of it all at Sarastro
Sarastro is a Mediterranean/Turkish restaurant where you’ll experience opera, dancing waiters and a swirl of visual excitement in a bustling atmosphere. Seating includes ten distinctive opera boxes taken from English, Gothic, Rococo, Ottoman and Byzantine styles.
For flips with your dips try Circus
Circus serves pan-Asian dishes and cleverly crafted cocktails, along with acrobats swinging on hoops from the ceiling, fire-eating dancers and other charming little bursts of cabaret delightfulness late into the night. Think glamorous escapism, prepare to be entertained and don’t be scared to join in when you’re invited to dance on the table.
Dine in the dark
Never mind all that atmospheric candle lighting, ,why not just go the whole hog and dine in the pitch dark? At Dans le Noir you can do just that. The Clerkenwell restaurant serves diners in total blackout, for an extra sensory tasting experience.
Fancy dining in a converted prison?
The Mal Brasserie is located in the atmospheric dungeon-esque basement of The Malmaison Oxford, a hotel housed in a former jail. The private dining takes place under the bricked arches of former prison cells. Thankfully the inmates are a little more palatable than those of yesteryear, and the only bars you’ll be stuck behind are the ones serving up delicious cocktails.
Take control of your menu
At Inamo you can take control of your dining experience with interactive table menus. This futuristic experience lets you order your meal, choose a virtual table cloth and watch the chefs on a ‘Chef cam’. With influences from Japan, China and Thailand the Pan-Asian menu offers a variety of flavours that are high quality and tasty!
The Library with a difference
The Library bar & grill is a beautifully transformed library and is one of Norwich’s best-known dining spots. Sit among the oak book shelves while dining on locally sourced food. The venue has an amazing atmosphere and is big enough to host a large group. There are no rules on how loud you can be in this library, so it’s perfect for a hen do with a twist.
Go back in time at The Medieval Banquet
From sword fighting knights and dancing wenches, to contortionists and minstrels, hens will be in for a night of true medieval entertainment here. Dining in the company of Henry VIII, hens will be served a four-course banquet then can dance the night away.
Experience a traditional Braai grill at Shaka Zulu
At the South African-themed restaurant Shaka Zulu, hens will be transported to an African land with 20ft high warrior statues and carved wooden murals. There is a Champagne bar and cocktail lounge where hens can chill out after dining on an adventurous menu of crocodile and Ostrich.
Be entertained at a Burlesque cabaret dinner
Cafe de Paris is London’s most famous cabaret and has been running since 1924. It may be 90 years old but this glamorous venue is still as beautiful as ever with many of its original features intact. With a range of different themed nights, playing host to the UK’s top DJs and a menu that is one of cabaret’s finest, hens will not be disappointed.
Which of these is your favourite venue? How do you think your girls would react to eating in the dark at Dans Le Noir? You can find even more hot hen night ideas in our Hen section here…